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Garbage collection is a major aspect of waste disposal for both residential homeowners and commercial businesses. It is important to understand that trash is typically collected in bins or from dumpsters, and then taken to landfills. Proper disposal is important for the environment, as is daily recycling. Below you will find some helpful terms to assist you with fully understanding garbage collection and the services that assist with this all over the nation.

  • Recycling – The process of converting plastic, scrap metal, and paper waste into reusable material.
  • Trash Pick Up Service – This is a garbage collection service that typically goes to countless residential homes and commercial businesses weekly, in order to collect garbage.
  • Landfill – A designated place where trash/waste is hauled to and disposed of, and buried under soil.
  • Recycling Bin – These are typically plastic bins that are used at homes and businesses to collect recyclable solid waste in.
  • Trash Removal Service – A type of professional service that will come to remove scrap metal, plastic containers, paper, beverage cans, and other types of waste from a specific location.
  • Garbage Management – The act of collecting trash and sorting through the waste to separate paper products, aluminum cans, plastic containers, and other items that can be recycled.
  • Trash Dumpster – A large steel container used in commercial and industrial settings, as well as cities to dispose of waste and junk in.
  • Battery Disposal – Batteries generally need to be disposed of in specific or designated trash bins, since they are a type of hazardous waste.
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    North County Landfill
    Dickinson, TX 77539
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    (281) 337-3532
    User Review: "Why post a phone number if no one mans it"
    Republic Allied Waste Services
    Galvestone County Landfill, Santa Fe, TX 77510
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    (281) 337-3022
    User Review: "Why can't I find your what your hours are? I'm going to keep looking."
    Old Fashioned Sanitation
    15002 South Dr, Channelview, TX 77530
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    (281) 457-2705
    User Review: "They have not picked up our trash in over a month! they keep giving excuses on how the road was blocked or we didn't put it..."
    Decker Dispose-All & Recycling Services
    2233 E Bayshore Dr, Dickinson, TX 77539
    (281) 559-4939
    Maritime Sanitation Inc
    1500 Marina Bay Dr Ste 1600, Kemah, TX 77565
    (281) 334-5978
    Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
    910 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
    (281) 488-4115
    Waste Management
    Texas City, TX 77592
    (888) 217-0028
    Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
    Texas City, TX 77592
    (409) 945-2230
    Ameriwaste Inc
    3894 E Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 331-8400
    WM LLC Sanitation Services
    19207 E Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 331-9994
    Waste Management
    21000 E Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 388-1708
    1508 Po Box, Alvin, TX 77512
    (979) 864-4646
    Ameriwaste of Texas
    3894 E Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 585-3200
    Waste Management
    21000 E Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 388-1712
    Waste Management
    21000 E Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 585-4856

    Homeowners generally put out their trash cans once per week for pickup services. Each town and city is different in terms of which days garbage collection will take place. Usually, recycling services take place the same day. If your municipal garbage truck comes by on Fridays, for instance, you put your trash out in the morning by the curb so it’s ready for pick up. Garbage collection occurs in every community, a free service offered by your town or city. Food by-products and other products we use, must be disposed of. Some people have compost piles in their backyards for biodegradable food items, like banana peels and coffee grounds. However, all the other stuff we generate, from food packaging to diapers, ends up in the trash. Garbage collectors will accept many items for removal, including regular trash bags and cans full of garbage. They will also take furniture, as some communities specify that you can put out one large piece of furniture for removal per week. They will sometimes haul construction junk, scrap metal and leaf refuse, but they generally will not accept computers, TVs and appliances for disposal. They also will not accept hazardous waste, like paint thinner, because solid and oil waste must be safely disposed of in other ways, generally at a dump or landfill in your area. Recycle services are closely related to garbage collection, but items are placed into separate bins, one for each item, including paper, plastic, glass and tin items like cans. Recycling collectors manage these items by placing them into separate containers for transport to a recycling facility. The next time you put your recycling bins and trash cans curbside, remember that’s the first step in a long chain of garbage collection that ends in disposal at the dump.
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